In this scam the scammer will contact the victim and explain that either they or some close family member has had some tragic accident or medical emergency and will die or suffer grave consequences unless you send them enough money to pay for the medical fees.
Typical scenarios include traffic accidents, brain hemorrhages, heart attacks, kidney operations etc.
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Also, make it clear that you will never send any money to anyone you meet online.
If the person is genuine they should be very happy that you will travel to meet them, if they are a scammer and sense that they will never receive any money you will probably find that they disappear as soon as they realize they will never receive any financial benefit from communicating with you.
The app is free to download, and only takes a few seconds to install.
Tinder is also now available online via their website so if your on your desktop or laptop you can now check your messages and matches from your internet browser. Photos are automatically pulled from your Facebook profile pictures (the app allows you to delete whatever you don’t want available).
You sign up with your Facebook account to ensure some level of identity verification (though your membership is not announced to your Facebook friends via your page, feed, etc.).
The app then matches you to other Tinder users in the area around you – whether you’re at home, at work, in a bar, or on a trip. Described by some news outlets as “the next Facebook,” it has made the concept of both mobile and online dating more socially acceptable.Part of the reason for this according to founder Justin Mateen, is that mobile phones – and smartphones in particular - have become so ubiquitous.In this scam the scammer will say that he/she wants to visit you but doesn't have enough money to pay for his/her plane ticket and travel expenses.They will then suggest that you send them the money so they can purchase a plane ticket.We strongly recommend never sending any money to anyone that you meet online, don't even send money to buy a postage stamp…not a cent…zilch, nada.